Walls of Love founder to join SAAC for Saturday's event

Walls of Love founder to join SAAC for Saturday's event

DENVER - The Johnson & Wales University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is honored to be joined by Walls of Love founder Holly Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Lawson Park (2301 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205) to construct its own Wall of Love in the heart of downtown Denver.

Founded by Jackson in November of 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio, the mission of Walls of Love is to provide basic necessities and winter gear for those living in regions of poverty. Donated items are placed in Ziploc bags and zip-tied to a fence to form a "wall." One-hundred percent of the proceeds and donations to Walls of Love go directly to individuals in need.

Members of the JWU Denver Student-Athlete Advisory Committee have been collecting donations around campus the past couple weeks leading up to Saturday's event at Lawson Park. After reaching out to Jackson for permission to use the "Walls of Love" name for its service project, Jackson decided to fly out to Colorado to take part in the project since no other Wall of Love initiative had taken place so far from Cleveland.

"I am so excited to bring Walls of Love's mission and project to the beautiful people of Denver," Jackson said.

WHAT: JWU SAAC Wall of Love

WHERE: Lawson Park (2301 Welton St., Denver, CO)

WHEN: 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019